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Waggoner Denton, Ashley – College Teaching, 2018
This article presents some simple strategies that instructors can use to improve the quality of the feedback students provide each other during a peer review activity. Briefly, I recommend that emphasis be placed solely on the provision of constructive comments, and that in order to qualify as constructive, a comment must: (1) identify a specific…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Teaching Methods
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Slayter, Erik; Higgins, Lindsey M. – College Teaching, 2018
The development of a student's ability to make data-driven decisions has become a focus in higher education (Schield 1999; Stephenson and Caravello 2007). Data literacy, the ability to understand and use data to effectively inform decisions, is a fundamental component of information competence (Mandinach and Gummer 2013; Stephenson and Caravello,…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Decision Making
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Wiebel, Jon C.; Silva, Vesta T. – College Teaching, 2018
Students in colleges and universities need to be able to learn how to communicate effectively both within the specialized arenas of their chosen disciplines and, increasingly, with a wide variety of public and professional audiences. One way to accomplish this goal is to integrate the development of effective writing and speaking skills into both…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Feedback (Response), Rhetoric, Speech
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Kerrigan, John – College Teaching, 2018
Active learning involves students engaging with course content beyond lecture: through writing, applets, simulations, games, and more (Prince, 2004). As mathematics is often viewed as a subject area that is taught using more traditional methods (Goldsmith & Mark, 1999), there are actually many simple ways to make undergraduate mathematics…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Students